After last week’s shutdown of Parliament, on which I’ve written here, I’m expecting to spend this week in Sheffield busy with Big Conversation events. However, after the Scottish Court of Session’s judgment last week, the Supreme Court will be ruling on whether Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was unlawful tomorrow. I’ve backed calls for Parliament to be recalled, and their judgment may lead to us returning to Westminster.
If there is a recall I’ll be trying to go ahead with my Big Conversation events wherever possible (and publishing any changes on my website). If we’re not going back, I’ll be busy with the Big Conversation as planned (full schedule here), which got off to a great start over the weekend. There are three events today: a morning drop-in in Manor Park Centre, a street surgery on and around Wulfric Road, and an open meeting on housing this evening, where I’ll be joined by the Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey.
Tomorrow, there’s an afternoon café drop-in on Abbeydale Road, and an open meeting about climate change in the evening, hosted with Sheffield Climate Alliance. There’s an open meeting for women on Wednesday evening, and one on Brexit on Thursday. On Friday, there’s a breakfast event for small business, where I’ll be joined by City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis MP, and on Saturday I’ll be knocking on doors around Hunter’s Bar . Details about all of the events can be found here.
I hope as many of you as possible will join me at one of the events, but it would also be really helpful if you could complete my short survey of constituents’ views here. It will only take a couple of minutes. Alongside these public events, I also have lots of Big Conversation meetings with specific groups, which this week includes one with faith leaders, as well as students at both Park Academy in Wybourn and Sheffield College.
I’m also looking forward to joining Friday’s Youth Strike for Climate, where I’ll be at the rally in Barker’s Pool. After Saturday’s Big Conversation events, I’ll be ending my week on a train down to Brighton for Labour’s Annual Conference.